VOLUME 5, Wake Up Call

The Wake Up Call – 2 November 2012

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
2 November 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

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Today is the birthday of the 11th president of the US, James K. Polk, who — if your history is rusty — you can learn all about in this whimsical song from They Might Be Giants


Our Fall Book Giveaway (with over $500 in prizes and a Grand Prize with an estimated value of $125!) is now underway!!! Go, enter now. Help us spread the word about the ERB and be entered to win great prizes…


Annie Dillard’s classic book The Writing Life is on sale as a Kindle ebook for only $1.99 this month.  I’m going to have to get this one myself…   http://amzn.to/Dillard-WritingLife


“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven’t got it.”
George Bernard Shaw, who died on this day 1950.


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Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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